Text Widget – Flutter Widget Guide By Flutter Agency

What is a Text Widget?

Text Widget allows you to display text in your Flutter application. In this article, we will see how to use a Text Widget in your application along with how to style a Text Widget with references to a detailed article.

Code Snippet to use Text Widget will look like below :

 Text("Text widget")

Which will give us output like below :

text widget

Text Widget

Text styling with the Text :

Users can apply the style which includes properties like font size, font type, font-weight, color, decoration, background color, etc.

Code Snippet to apply style is as below :

 style: TextStyle(

Suppose, We apply a style to text by applying Color and font size to like below :

 style: TextStyle(
              color: Colors.redAccent,
              fontSize: 27,

We will get output like below :


Style to a Text 

Color to a Text 

There are multiple ways to apply color to Text Widget like as listed below :

  1. Inbuilt Colors like color: Colors.blue
  2. using ARGB (Alpha Red Green Blue) like color: Color.fromARGB(255, 255, 0, 0),
  3. using RGBO (Red Green Blue Opacity) like color: Color.fromRGBO(0, 155, 0, 0.8),
  • Text size

To apply size to the Text Widget user can make use of fontSize property is used.

Code Snippet for it is as below :

  fontSize: 27,

When fontSize is not given, the default size is 14 logical pixels. Logical pixels are independent of a device’s density. That is, the text should appear to be basically the same size no matter what the pixel density of a user’s device may be.

  • Bold :

To apply the bold property to fontWeight property is used. Code Snippet will look like below :

fontWeight: FontWeight.w600,

Users can set the weight with numbers like FontWeight.w100 where w400 is the same as normal and w700 is the same as bold.

  • Italic:

To apply Italic property to Text Widget fontStyle Property is used. Code Snippet will look like below :

fontStyle: FontStyle.italic,

The only choices are italic and normal.

  • Shadow :

To apply Shadow to Text Shadow property is used. Code Snippet will look like below :

 shadows: [
          blurRadius: 10.0,
          color: Colors.blue,
          offset: Offset(5.0, 5.0),
  • Underline :

To apply underline to Text property as listed below is used. Code Snippet will like as follows :

      decoration: TextDecoration.underline,
      decorationColor: Colors.black,
      decorationStyle: TextDecorationStyle.solid,

The decoration can be underline, line-through, or overline. The last line of text in the image above has an overline.

The choices available for decorationStyle are solid, double, dashed, dotted, and wavy.

  • Spacing :

To apply Spacing in Text letterSpacing and wordSpacing property is used. Code Snippet will be like below :

      letterSpacing: -1.0,
      wordSpacing: 5.0,
  • Font Type :

To add various types of fonts used in a project User need to follow the instruction as listed below :

  1. Add a directory called assets to the root of your project.
  2. Copy a font into it.
  3. In pubspec.yaml register the font below :
      - family: DancingScript
        - asset: assets/dancing_script.ttf

4. Use the font in the Text. Code Snippet will look like below :

fontFamily: 'DancingScript',

Our final output will look like below :


Text with Style

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Abhishek Dhanani

Written by Abhishek Dhanani

Abhishek Dhanani, a skilled software developer with 3+ years of experience, masters Dart, JavaScript, TypeScript, and frameworks like Flutter and NodeJS. Proficient in MySQL, Firebase, and cloud platforms AWS and GCP, he delivers innovative digital solutions.

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